Marion Art Center

The Marion Art Center is pleased to present an artist’s lecture by Robert Seyffert, currently exhibiting in the MAC lower gallery.  Seyffert will present on Saturday, September 28at 11am at the Marion Art Center.  This is the final day of the exhibition, featuring paintings by Nancy Dyer Mitton & Robert Seyffert.  The event is free – guests may RSVP by emailing or by calling 508-748-1266.

            Robert Seyffert lives and paints en plein air in NYC. This exhibition of paintings focuses on his love of vintage American cars parked on obscure city streets. He paints in a classic Contemporary American Realist style not unlike Edward Hopper. Seyffert received his BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art and his MFA from Parsons School of Design. His prizes have included the Yale at Norfolk Award, the Helena Rubenstein Grant, 1st Prize National Arts Club in 1999, Greenshields Fellowship, and in 2019 the Poe Award for Excellence in the Arts from the Bronx Historical Society. American Artist magazine said “Whether it’s a big tree or a 1965 Pontiac, there’s something about the light hitting the subject that excites me, and that’s what I paint. I’m trying to get the sensation created by the thing I’m looking at, and not just copying it” (Howell, 2003).

            Actor Stephen Collins will be playing Herman Melville in Sailing Towards my Father on the Marion Art Center stage on Saturday, September 28at 7:30pm. This one-man play by Carl A. Rossi “chronicles Melville’s life from youth to old age, concentrating on his evolution as a writer and his complex relations with God, his parents and siblings, his wife and children, and Nathanial Hawthorne.” Tickets to this one-night performance are available for purchase in person, by phone, or online at  Pricing is $18 for MAC members and $20 for non-members, with a special rate of $15 for students under 18.

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